Reports: Real Madrid to make €77 million bid for Argentine striker in January
What's the story?
Karim Benzema is having the mother of all bad spells at Real Madrid and if the whistles that rung through Estadio Santiago Bernabeu are any indication, the fans for one have had enough.
If the good folk over at sportsmole are to be believed - and it'd be advisable to keep a pinch of salt handy - Florentino Perez has finally run out of patience with his favourite player and is ready to let him go and ask a truly world-class striker to come in and wear the no.9 of Real Madrid.
And he likes the kit of Sergio Aguero. The Spaniard is ready to rekindle his 'galactico' past and splurge a solid €77 million to convince the Argentine sharpshooter and his enamoured employers to part ways.
In case you didn't know
Aguero had been closing in on a deal with Real Madrid at the time he had been leaving neighbours Atletico, but the unspoken agreement between the two Madrid clubs and entry of the (then relatively new-) cash-rich Manchester City tipped the scales in the English clubs favour.
This unspoken agreement, though, was smashed to smithereens when Real Madrid went ahead and pinched away Theo Hernandez from Los Rojiblancos and in any case it's not a direct transfer anymore, is it?
The heart of the matter
Aguero recently became the outright record goalscorer for Manchester City - a club where he will forever be immortalised in that cry of "Aguerooooooo" - and he seems to have reconciled with Pep Guardiola after the two suffered a breakdown in relations early last season, with the fact that he habitually plays in all the big games a vindication of the manager's trust in the player.
When Sergio 'Kun' Aguero is on fire, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.
What a player, eh?
It honestly is time to change Karim Benzema's "undroppable" status and who better to do that with than a 29-year-old striker in absolute peak form. City, though, now consider themselves a genuine big boy in European football and will be loathe to sell one of their legends to a direct Champions League rival.
If Perez is genuinely serious about getting Aguero, he faces an uphill battle for him